We Take Our Clients As We Find Them

There is a well-known principle in tort law that says “defendants take their victims as they find them”. What this means, in essence, is if a person were to hit another person on the head and it turned out the injured person had a fragile skull and thus sustained much...

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It’s Not Always As It Appears

We Collaborative professionals have certain ideas as to how the Collaborative Divorce Process should look.  We have rules and protocols and best practices that we are bound by or that make us feel comfortable. After all, we want to provide an efficient and economical process to our clients.  And we...

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How Is This Different?

I represented a client in a Collaborative Divorce who recently asked me how a meeting with me, the neutral Financial Professional and the client was any different from doing it the regular way.  I had to admit, it seemed a lot like a caucus to me and I answered accordingly. ...

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There Is So Much More To See

This morning, as I walked on the beach, I came across a woman drawing a heart in the sand and filling it with shells. It was beautiful and I was so focused on it as I walked by that I hadn't noticed that the woman's cell phone was laying on...

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How The Disqualification Clause Makes the Collaborative Process Different

Disqualification is the basic tenet, the bedrock of Collaborative Divorce. This clause states that if the Collaborative Process breaks down or is ended for any reason by any participant, the lawyers are disqualified from representing either spouse/partner in a litigated scenario (it also applies to the other professionals involved). It...

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